Alumni Conference Highlights Esteemed Faculty and Leadership Topics, April 27

Be a "Student Always" at the annual alumni conference where you'll find the camaraderie invigorating and the information enlightening during this Saturday conference and reception. Hear Dean Lyons, keynote speaker Tom Kelley (IDEO), Prof. Severin Borenstein, and others. The conference is open all alumni, students, and faculty. Learn more


Watch Your Email: "Response Requested" will only take 30-seconds
We need you to take 30 seconds to strengthen your network by allowing us to display your email address in the new alumni directory. The email subject will be "RESPONSE REQUESTED..."


Paul Gertler Wins International Award for Contributions to Global Health
Professor Paul Gertler, who has spent the past 16 years studying how financial incentives can improve health care, was recognized by the Mexican National Institutes of Health for his contributions in Mexico and around the world.


Kellie McElhaney Receives Founder and Visionary Award at Center for Responsible Business Celebration
Ten years ago, the faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business took a big risk to leave her career and come to Haas. It paid off.


Student Startup Roundup:
Studying and Launching Simultaneously

From a global crowdfunding platform to a $2.4 million waste-to-food mushroom business to a school lunch program in dozens of cities, Berkeley-Haas has produced a number of successful startups. To highlight the latest crop of entrepreneurs at Haas, we are launching an occasional series of articles about student ventures.

Global Social Venture Competition to Host Record Number of Worldwide Finalist Teams
Reducing malaria in Africa via a mosquito-repelling soap and addressing the plastics pollution crisis with pulp-and-paper packaging alternatives are among the objectives of the record 18 finalists in this year's Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference at the Haas School April 11 and 12.

Watch YouTube Documentary on Sight-Impaired Alum's Polar Trek
At the end of 2011, Alan Lock and Andrew Jensen, both MBA 11, strapped on skis and trekked 570 miles over 28 days from the Antarctic Shoreline to the South Pole. For Lock, the Polar Vision trek—now captured in a new YouTube documentary—was the culmination of a journey that began when he suddenly lost most of his eyesight to macular degeneration at the age of 23 while serving aboard a British submarine.


Corporate Earnings Data Relevant for Determining Aggregate Stock Market Value
A new study by Prof. Panos Patatoukas develops a theoretical framework for understanding the relation between aggregate accounting earnings and stock market valuation.

Financial Engineering Program Graduates Class of 2013, Welcomes Class of 2014
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program celebrated 66 graduates at their commencement March 22 and welcomed 68 students into the 13th class of the program on March 25.

Don't Miss Our Largest Bay Area Events
Mark your calendars for these events:
- MBA Reunion Weekend Apr 25-28
Alumni Conference Apr 27

In addition, HAN chapters will produce another 200 alumni events worldwide. Online event calendar



Worldwide Career Advisor Referral Network
Wherever you live, or if you're facing relocation, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The advisor network includes experienced business coaches around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors


The Art of American Small Talk
Networking is essential, and learning the art of small talk will build your confidence and make them remember you. Learn more

The Four P's of Job Interviewing
The interviewing process can be a nail-biting, stressful time for some. You might get put "through the wringer" in multiple interview rounds, particularly when applying for a coveted position with a highly sought after company. Learn more

How to Think Like the Next Generation
No one wants to seem old and outdated. The key to avoiding this is learning how to think like the next generation. Learn more

Stand Out From the Crowd: Why Your LinkedIn Headline Is Important
As recruiters scan through potential employee pages faster and faster, they're now basing more of the culling decisions upon the first information they see: an individual's name and job title. Learn more


Movin' on Up: Advancing in Your Career
(MBA webinar) Tues, Apr 9, Noon to 1:00pm
Get clarity on where you'd like to advance, develop a strategy for your transition, develop a compelling story and brand, and leverage your MBA experience.

Retiring with Purpose - Your Brand for the Next Life-cycle (workshop)

Tues, Apr 9, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Haas School
What issues and topics should you think about as you plan for retirement? Join John Morel, Associate Director of Haas MBA Alumni Career Services and former Director of AARP Employment Services, and explore adding value for the development of your next life-cycle. Learn to

  • Leverage your life experiences as an asset to determine your purpose and style of retirement.
  • Build on your resourcefulness, creativity, resilience, courage, and unwavering confidence as you move on at a pace that creates meaning on your terms.
  • Build strategies as "Students Always" to manage the next life-cycle's big and little surprises.

MBA Alumni register in MBA CareerNet
All other alumni - Registration

Best Practices for Researching a Company
(MBA webinar)

Tues, Apr 23, Noon to 1:00pm
Career experts agree: "Research the company before you go into a job interview." But what does that mean, exactly? Join us for some tips on how to gain the information and insight that'll improve your interview answers -- and help you ask the right questions.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet

ARCS Forum and Research Conference:
Sustainable Business Pioneers
+ Leading Academics
Mon, Apr 29 - Wed, May 1, at the Haas School
Don't miss this insightful dialogue between sustainable business leaders doing the work (from SustainAbility, Autodesk, Dow, Levis) and academics who study it (from MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley). Register

Informational Interviewing versus Networking - What's the Difference? (webinar)
Wed, May 1, Noon to 1:00pm
What is informational interviewing? How does it relate to networking? Learn how informational interviewing and networking will help you explore career options, find and land opportunities, and build career satisfaction and resilience over the long term.
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet


NEW Alumni Benefit:
Connect the Dots: Customized Networking Service
Thinking about your next career move, or fine-tuning your network? The Haas Alumni Relations team can help you connect the dots. We will help you find alumni in your target industry or at coveted companies. To take advantage of networking services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.

Did you know that alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career Websites including resources for Executives, Flexible Workforce Recruiting, Global Jobs, Networking, Jobs in the Non Profit Sector, Executive Search Firms, Salary Information, and Self-Employment.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out our menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.
Visit our Lifelong Learning web section.

Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

High-Impact Leadership: Developing Your Communication Style - Apr 30 - May 2
Learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges and create influence over any audience at High-Impact Leadership, April 30th-May 2nd. This three-day program breaks the mold of conventional leadership workshops and utilizes powerful theater techniques to train participants in the art of communication. You will acquire public speaking and communication skills that make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers.

Strategy in Competitive Markets -Jun 3 - Jun 7
An essential course in business strategy, Strategy in Competitive Markets, delivers forward-looking techniques for assessing competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. The course covers all areas of strategy including interactive strategy, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and strategic repositioning. Participants take away practical methods for strategy formulation and implementation for business units and multi-business corporations.

The Innovative Organization - Jun 10 - Jun 14
Our innovation program for high-level managers delivers the skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives and build "the innovative organization." Over five days, distinguished Haas faculty team up with business leaders from prominent Bay Area companies to guide lively sessions that empower you with strategies and tools to lead an innovative organization. You will develop management techniques that efficiently leverage new ideas across your organization.



Web Calendar

Apr 4 - San Francisco
Marketing Club Alumni Mixer

Apr 5 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led LAHBA Conference

Apr 6 - Berkeley, CA
Student-led Women in Leadership Conference

Apr 10 - Los Angeles, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 12 - Santa Clara, CA
Luncheon & Negotiation workshop with Professor Holly Schroth

Apr 14 - Shanghai, PRC
Charity Poker Tournament

Apr 18 - Berkeley, CA
Real Startup Stories for Entrepreneurs Presentation

Apr 18 - Lafayette, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 18 - San Diego, CA
All-MBA mixer hosted by Haas School of Business

Apr 22 - San Diego, CA
Discover Cal Presentation - The Affordable Care Act

Apr 25-28 - Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 27 - Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

May 8 - Berkeley, CA
Evening with Raymond Miles, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean

May 18 - Oakland, CA
Secrets of Thai Cooking - Demonstration & Hands-On Cooking

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Professor David Teece, faculty director of the Institute for Business Innovation, co-wrote an article in Forbes on technology sparking a revolution in U.S. higher education.

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